Tue, 27 Apr 2021 - 12:47 GMT
FILE PHOTO: The president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Muhammad Al-Manfi
CAIRO - 27 April 2020: The president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Muhammad Al-Manfi, headed to Sirte to attend the fourth meeting of the 5 + 5 Military Committee, the Libyan Presidential Council announced in a Tuesday statement.
Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub, Director of the Moral Guidance Department at the Libyan National Army, said, Thursday, in statements to "Sputnik" that the 5 + 5 military committee will hold a meeting in Sirte to discuss the mechanism of progress to open the coastal road and evacuate foreign forces.
The new Libyan national unity government, headed by Abd al-Hamid al-Dabaiba, and the new presidential council headed by Muhammad al-Manfi, formally assumed power in Libya in mid-March to manage the country's affairs and prepare for the legislative and presidential elections, at the end of this year, according to the plan sponsored by the United Nations and reached by the Libyan Dialogue Forum.
The election of the Interim Authority ended a split in Libya since 2015, between the east (the seat of the elected parliament supported by the Libyan National Army) and the West (the seat of the formerly internationally recognized Government of National Accord).